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Bridlington benefits cheat claimed more than £3,400
8:03am Wednesday 2nd May 2012 in East Yorkshire news
A BENEFIT fraudster from East Yorkshire has been fined after claiming more than £3,400 which she was not entitled to.
Michelle Cahill, 39, of St Thomas Road, Bridlington, failed to declare her partner had received a rise in their earnings from June 2010 and fraudulently received £3,426.64 in housing and council tax benefit.
She admitted failing to give prompt notification of a change in circumstances when she appeared before magistrates in Bridlington and was given a £250 fine, as well as being told to pay £250 in legal costs. She will also have to repay the benefits she was not entitled to after the investigation by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Anybody who suspects fraud is taking place in East Yorkshire should phone the 24-hour benefit fraud hotline on 01482 394949, text 07786 200850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org